New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Teacher’s day is observed to celebrate our gurus, elders and teachers who guide us for the betterment of our life. It takes place on September 5, the birth anniversary of the second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The tradition of honouring the teachers on this day had started long back in 1962, i.e., after he was appointed to the above post.

Dr Savepalli was born on September 5, 1988, in a middle-class family in Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu. He was an excellent student for which he received several scholarships in academics. He studied at Christian College, Madras (now Chennai). After completion of studies, he taught at various colleges from University of Mysore to Calcutta University. Later, he was appointed as Vice-Chancellor at Andhra University, Delhi and well as Banaras Hindu University.

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He was a philosopher, scholar, exemplary teacher and politician who dedicated his life towards education and shaping youth of the country. His contribution in the field of education is quite exemplary. In 1962, he was appointed second President of India, he served the office till 1967. He has also served as the first Vice-President of the country.

Radhakrishnan received the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1954. He was also nominated 27 times for Nobel Prize, 16 times in literature and 11 times for peace. He passed away at the age of 86 in Madras.

On this day, students from school, colleges and universities perform cultural events and engage in other activities much to the delight of teachers.

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